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Questions - Immigration - May 27-28, 2011

65% Say Those Who Hire Illegal Immigrants Bigger Problem Than Immigrants Themselves
61% Favor A State Law That Would Shut Down Repeat Offenders Who Hire Illegal Immigrants
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted May 27-28, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about immigration laws?



2* The federal government maintains an E-Verify system which allows employers to determine the immigration status of potential employees. Before hiring a new employee, should businesses be required to check and make sure that each potential employee is in the country legally?



3* Before renting an apartment to someone, should landlords be required to check and make sure that each potential renter is in the country legally?



4* Would you favor or oppose a law in your state that would shut down companies that knowingly and repeatedly hire illegal immigrants?



5* Which is the bigger problem—employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants or illegal immigrants who are seeking a job?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence